Lucerne is in the north-central part of Switzerland in a predominantly German-speaking area of the country [Since most of you don't know much about Lucerne, LG is going to take some literary license here.]
Strangely, the residents of Lucerne can all fly under their own power, like birds, and can read minds. The can also do perfect Al Pacino impersonations. Each home in Switzerland is required by law to be outfitted with a "Cone of Silence" like the one in "Get Smart" in case the country is invaded and residents need to make secret plans. All Swiss share the birth date of August 15th and, thus, birthday cards are difficult to find for purchase in July .
Now that we have that out of the way, here are some photos:
This waterfall is in a town on the way from Heidelberg to Lucerne. LG didn't catch the name of the town (if, indeed, anyone even bothered to throw it) so we'll just refer to it as Niagra Falls East. LG surfed over these falls using a tray from the rest stop cafeteria.
This is the view from the top of Mt. Pilatus. LG will shut up now and let you enjoy it...
This is a church on the side of Mt. Pilatus. There doesn't appear to be much parking.
This is a cable car that runs to the top of Mt. Pilatus. It was empty this day because there was a special promotion, a free ride to the top of the mountain for people who don't enjoy reading The LG Report. As you can see, nobody took them up on the offer!
This was a castle on the way to Lucerne. This photo is out of order chronological but you wouldn't know that had LG not just confessed. It's owned by a guy who made a fortune from selling the surplus cheese that is carved out of the holes in Swiss cheese.
This is a view from the upper part of Lucerne, where all of the wealthy people live. They don't like people like you (or LG) driving through their neighborhood. And they certainly don't like them taking photos. Pretend you didn't see this. Interesting fact: Simon Cowell periodically appears on TV in the house in the foreground.
LG took this photo at the entrance to a department store in Lucerne because it fascinated him that people simply left their umbrellas at the door and trusted that nobody would steal them. In order to teach the Swiss what America is like, LG stole these umbrellas. They're now for sale in The LG Report Store.
Here's another photo of tourists taking photos, this time off that famous bridge. These poor people didn't realize how BUSTED they were by The LG Report.
Switzerland is known for chocolate - and for good reason. The Swiss make a tasty chocolate which is palpably different from its American counterpart. Here's a look at some sweet delicacies available at a confectionery shop in Lucerne. The only thing sweeter on this trip was Mrs. LG (LG is in need of some brownie points, pun intended, at the moment.)
This is another street scene in Lucerne, as you can discern. Observe and learn. You keep what you earn, said Laura Dern. Is that tree a fern?
And, finally, we leave you with this aerial view from the top of Mt. Pilatus. We hope you enjoyed this pictorial tour of Lucerne as presented by The LG Report. The last stop in LG's and Mrs. LG's recent European vacation, the City of Lights, Paris, will be coming soon.
Thanks for stopping by!